Top 32 Places to visit in Kolkata

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Best things to do in Kolkata and sightseeing in Kolkata

Kolkata is the cultural hub of India and a place that gives you a feel of the heritage even in this modern era. Where there are other metropolitan cities that are moving ahead in advancement, Kolkata is one city that is retaining the richness of the past generations and the traditions that were followed. In simple words, Kolkata is a city with a soul. Known as Calcutta in earlier times, it is also a place that is high on the intellectual front. This is the city that was the capital of the India under the British rule and therefore a lot of architecture and feel can be experienced from the history before independence. Do not forget to get the hands on the tangy Bengali cuisine when here. You can either stroll along the Hoogly or else explore the Howrah Bridge, the choice is yours. So when are you taking the plunge?

Kumartuli - Kolkata

As you walk a little from Shovabazar Ghat of River Hooghly or from the west gate of the Shovabazar metro Station towards the Rabindra Sarani Lane, you will come across the Kumartuli. This is a place where a number of Kumars or potters are always busy with their work of designing and sculpting huge statues of Gods and Goddesses which are later used for the festivals of the city. The most common are the statues of Goddess Durga here. Initially clay and straw are used to form the figures and then they are spray painted. The original material used are the marrows of the banana trees but now many other materials are being used in making these idols. Later, the idols are dressed in fine attires and are ready to be sent to the pandals for being worshipped.
This locality stuffed in the northern fringes of Kolkata houses generations of potters. Their heritage is as diversified as the gharanas (styles) of idols they create.
Raisa

191 Followers, 5 Reviews


Being trapped in the morbidity of a typical city life, Kumartuli ends up serving you a platter of shriveled memories. The broken alleys and the withered walls exude a sense of belongingness which seems untouched when one is amid the city-hullabaloo. Further, the place exemplifies the artistic roots of this city. Being a hub of artistry, a photographer interested in culture and people might bump into a series of instances to revel in. Therefore, I would suggest everybody to pay a visit to this place in a bid to trail down the forlorn essence of a typical Bengali culture.
Sreyashi Mazumdar

123 Followers, 1 Reviews


Kumartuli is the neighbourhood of artisans specializing in making clay idols of Gods and Goddesses. In makeshift shafts idols in various stage completion can be seen - from bamboo straw structures to the finished idols. The area becomes a fascinating hive of activity especially before the Durga Puja. Watching the artisans engrossed in the intricate work itself has the ability to mesmerize any onlooker. Today, the idols made in Kumartuli adorns pandals across the world . The temple at Kumartuli is also the abode of the original idol of 'Devi Dhakeshwari' brought from Dhaka during partition.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 132 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Howrah Bridge - Kolkata

Howrah Bridge made from 705m long steel cantilevers, is something that catches the attention of old and young alike. It is one place that defines Kolkata in real terms. Though, the place is always polluted and is really crowded, the view of the place is worth the pain taken to reach there. It is one of the top notch architectural icons of Kolkata from World War II till date. For those who want to click this wonderful bridge, needs to do it from a ferry on River Ganga that passes from below it. The Howrah Bridge is also the connection between the city and the 1906 formed Howrah station.
Howrah Bridge is the famous symbol of Kolkata. Commissioned in 1943, it is a cantilever bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly river in West Bengal. It is the sixth longest bridge of its type in the world. The bridge provides the views of the vibrant city.
Nancy Nance

685 Followers, 187 Reviews


A marvelous piece of engineering and a carrier of heritage and legacy. If you miss this point, you miss an integral part of Kolkata.
Kushendra Tiwary

199 Followers, 85 Reviews


Howrah Bridge which is also known as "Rabindra Sethu" (Named after the Noble Laureate Rabindranath Tagore), is the global icon of Kolkata in the world. This is the first picture which comes to a person's mind or is viewed when a person or a specific portal talks about Kolkata. This bridge connects the capital city of Kolkata with Howrah. Stretched across the banks of the Ganges river (River Ganga), it is quite an admirable scene especially at night...
Nilanjana Chatterjee

146 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
Early morning
Things to do
Explore the architecture
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Victoria Memorial - Kolkata

As a kid, I always wanted to travel to Kolkata alone, and start my day with visiting the glorified Victoria Memorial at the time when the first ray falls on the spectacular monument. The gardens were well trimmed, and the look of the place - SPELL BOUNDING. Nostalgia train had left its station. And there are more halts to come.
Shreya Rathi

16 Followers, 14 Reviews


The regality of Bongs.
Prateek Dham

921 Followers, 542 Reviews


Beautiful architecture in the memory of queen victoria
Navneeth Venkatesh

263 Followers, 4 Reviews


Victoria Memorial Hall - Kolkata

The Marble Memorial is a popular attraction in the whole world and people who come to Kolkata make sure they visit this place. The beautiful marble marble monument is built in Indo- Saracenic style with a blend of Mughal style opf architecture. This is also a symbol of British victory in India. The foundation was laid down in 1906 by the Prince of Wales and the building was built in the memory of Queen Victoria and also named after her. The memorial houses a beautiful museum which is also one of the most prominent if you want to know about the British Era. The whole complex covers a huge area and is surrounded by beautiful gardens which is also a popular picnic destination. Inside the museum you find photographs of people who had contributed in some way or the other towards the development of the state as well as the country. There are also a number of ancient artworks and weapons inside the museum. The light and sound show in the evenings is nerve wrecking as the sound of the British armies walking past behind you thrills you and the light work is done inside the memorial. It is like a time travel and is a place where people of all ages can enjoy.
This large building of marble was built between 1906 - 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria. The building is surrounded by lush green gardens. It is now a museum and a tourist destination. Visitors have to pay the fees to enter the building. Inside the building, one can see the British India memorabilia - the large collection of oil paintings by famous artists of that period.
Nancy Nance

685 Followers, 187 Reviews


A gaze into the history of British India. It also has a museum which has some exquisite oil paintings and a lot of extra artifacts.
Kushendra Tiwary

199 Followers, 85 Reviews


Victoria Memorial is the world renown curator, known to have preserved and properly described the British Raj from the beginning to the end. With an art gallery of artists who've been to Africa to painting by artists of every important event, this place is bound to take you back to the 19th and 20th Century. Also, the park around the museum is beautifully maintained. Though Kolkata tops the charts of being The Most Polluted City in India, these places seems to contradict this fact.
Nilanjana Chatterjee

146 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
Museum tours, picnics, photography, light and sound show
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (park and museum timings), 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (light and sound show), museum closed on Sundays, Mondays and Government holidays
Budget
Rs 10 for Indians, Rs 150 for foreigners

Indian Museum - Kolkata

Built in the Italian style in the year 1875, this is one of the oldest museums of the world and also the largest of the country. This was built by the asiatic Society and was opened to the public in the present location in the year 1878. There are three floors of the museum with over 60 galleries and also a library and a publication unit. This is a round building with a fountain seating arrnagement in the middle. The museum halls are divided under six main sectors- Art, Anthropology, Archaeology, Geology, Industry and Zoology.
home to largest museum in India
Navneeth Venkatesh

263 Followers, 4 Reviews


It is the largest and the oldest museum of India. It has rare collections of armour, ornaments, antiques, skeletons and Mughal paintings.
Nancy Nance

685 Followers, 187 Reviews


This Museum is by far the best museum I've been to. From History, to Biology to evolution to textile to god knows what! This museum seems to never end! A must visit for nerds... kidding! A must visit for everyone! Local's tip: Make sure you use to Metro to reach this place. It's fun and it's also for free. Remember to pay for your camera and video cameras if you wish to take pictures there. You don't want to land in trouble without the pass, do you?
Nilanjana Chatterjee

146 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
Museum tours
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Budget
Rs 10 for Indians, Rs 150 for foreigners

Marble Palace - Kolkata

This is a palatial residence of North Calcutta which was built in the 19th Century and named by Lord Pinto. The beautiful residence was built by Raja Rajmohan Mullick who was the adopted son of Nilmoni Mullick. As the name suggests this building was made up of 126 varieties of Italian Marble imported overseas. This is a lavishly built structure where the descendents of Raja Mullick still reside. The whole mansion is surrounded by luxurious gardens with eccentric seating arrangements in the form of marble table tops and chairs. There are fountains and statues of mermens and mermains that are now not in very good conditions. The palace zoo does not function anymore though the aviary is still a place where birds migrate down especially during winter. As you enter the mansion you will find yourself awestruck with the beauty, grandeur and classic taste of everything. There is also a small statue of Raja Mullick near the entrance. The wooden staircases with beautiful chandeliers and huge rooms are a symbol of the lavishness of rich men during the 19th century. There is also a statue of Queen Victoria beautifully carved inside a room that was dedicated to her. All around the house you will find statues of lions spread around in different positions and also other statues including one of Christopher Columbus. There are rooms also on the first floor with billiards tables and musical instruments. Parts of the palace are inaccessible as people stay in these parts. To visit the palace you need a permission from the tourism Department one day in advance.
This mansion id famous for its architecture. Its walls and floors are all made with marble. It is a palatial 19th century mansion designed in Neoclassical style with open courtyards. It was built in 1835 by Raja Rajendra Mullick, who was a wealthy Bengali merchant. The marble palace zoo is located next to this mansion. Although the mansion is a private residence so the photography is prohibited and entry is free but a permit is needed. Then, the guide gives you the tour of the house.
Nancy Nance

685 Followers, 187 Reviews


Located in the Northern part of Kolkata, close to the residence of Rabindranath Tagore is the Marble Palace. Constructed purely with Italian marbles in the year 1855 in the Chorbagan area of the C.R. Avenue, the Marble Palace was the residence of one of the richest landlords of Bengal - Raja Rajendra Mullick Bahadur. The garden encircling the palace is dotted with marble fountains, Greek and Hindu idols among which is a stunning statue of 'Leda and Swan'. The garden also houses a zoo. Inside, the walls have a ornate stucco mouldings and the museum is a treasure trove of curios, statues and paintings by Rubens and Joshua Reynolds.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 132 Reviews


The Marble Palace located at 46, Muktaram Babu Street, Kolkata-700007 built in the 19th century neoclassical style has priceless paintings by Indian and European artists, western sculpture and fine variety of Victorian furniture, chandeliers, clocks, mirrors etc preserved in very good condition. The Marble Palace is reputed in the world of art for housing two paintings by Rubens and two paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds: The Marriage of St. Catherine, The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian, The Infant Hercules Strangling the Serpent and Venus and Cupid respectively. Gurusday Museum on the Diamond Harbour Road has the best collection of folk arts from Bengal and is the best place to get an essence of the local culture that this city has managed to conserve.
Kishnaa Samana

317 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Things to do
History tours
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM except Mondays and Thursdays
Budget
Free

Dakshineswar Kali Temple - Kolkata

This is one of the great temples in Kolkata which has a lot of religious importance for the locals as well as aesthetic value for the tourists. It was made in the 19th century with a dedication to the goddess Bhavatarini, a reincarnation of Kali. Rani Rasmani, a wealthy woman got this temple constructed because of her devotion for the goddess. The temple is located on the banks of river Ganga and has quite a breath-taking view all around. One can either take a ferry or a train to reach this place. Do not forget to take proper footwear and an umbrella to safeguard from the heat.
This 19th century temple is dedicated to the deity Bhavatarini, an aspect of Kali, an Hindu Goddess. It was constructed by a wealthy widow Rani Rasmani who was a devotee of Kali. People say that she had a dream, during her pilgrimage to Benaras, in which Kali told her to construct the temple and she will install there.
Nancy Nance

685 Followers, 187 Reviews


A very beautiful and a very scenic place of worship. This temple was built by Rani Rashmoni who happens to be a great devotee of Lord Ramakrishna Dev. Built near the banks of River Ganga, this place is considered to be quite spiritual as the Lord himself resided here when he was alive. Local's tip: Firstly, make sure you don't wear a costly footwear because you need to remove them at a common place and the way it is kept, there are high chances of damage or theft. Also, if you wish to worship, try and buy your things for worship like flowers and sweets from the very first shop near the entrance. Most importantly, photography is prohibited in the temple.
Nilanjana Chatterjee

146 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
Preferably during winters or evening time
Things to do
Explore culture, shop at the local street vendors, pray
Open Hours
6am-12.30pm & 3.30-8.30pm every day
Budget
Free

College Street - Kolkata

Also known as boi Para, this is a long stretch from the Ganesh Chandra Avenue to the Mahatma Gandhi Road and is known for the many colleges out here. Apart from colleges there are other building for the city's intellectual group to spend time in. The Coffee House has served as the hangout for budding poets and politicians discussing on serious agendas over hot cups of coffee and kobiraji cutlet for years now. Above all what makes this place even more famous are the presence of many small and big book stalls and thus the name, 'boi para'. If you want to buy old or new books there can be nothing better than a couple of hours in College Street.
"Paradise for readers", my grandfather exclaims everytime someone mentions College Street. Nostalgia hits his face, and all he imagines is his college days. Even an hour was not enough for me to explore all the bookstores. Even if a book is available for 300 outside, this place will have the second hand book, in the best condition, for less than 50-60 bucks! Left for my next spot with at least 9 books in hand and a nine inch smile on face.
Shreya Rathi

16 Followers, 14 Reviews


A mecca for bibliophiles, the street is lined with stalls buying and selling books. The locals call it 'boi para' (colony of books) and it is the largest second-hand book market in the world and the largest book market in India. Visit to get hold of some precious book titles and the joys of bargaining for that one book you just cannot do without. Also, stop-by the famous Coffee House and Calcutta University campus.
Nutan Lakra

153 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
City tours
Open Hours
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Budget
N/A

Jain Temple - Kolkata

Also known as the Parswanath Temple and dedicated to the 23rd Tirthankara of the Jains, this is a beautiful temple in the Badridas Lane of Kolkata. The temple complex is divided into 4 parts- Shitalnath Ji Temple, Chandraprabhu Ji Temple, Mahavir Swamy Temple and Dadawadi. The temple is built in the contemporary style and is like most other Jain Temples in white. The complex has gardens and fountains also that increase the peacefulness of the area. The temple complex is not only a popular one with Jains but with all tourists.
As our bus stopped for first place at Jain temple. I saw a men and a child following his dad for purchase of some grocery. Both of them wearing only Towel and Shorts and rest of the body was open. The only reason was the Humidity over there. Jain Temple, it was a beautiful temple build with marble outside and interior full of mirrors. One can click photos from outside the temple, but photography was restricted inside. This temple was big, and having buildings near by with great interior.
Dixit Motiwala

199 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Things to do
worship
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Budget
Entry Free

Nandan - Kolkata

If Mumbai is the commercial cinema capital of india, Kolkata is the place for art- films. Ace film makers such as Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Ritwick Ghatak were the people who are the heroes in the Cinema Revolution of Bengal. The later makers such as Rituporno Ghosh, Aparna Sen, Suman ghosh, Srijit Mukerji and others have carried on the legacy like none better. Now, Nandan in Kolkata is a modern cinema complex managed and supervised by the State Governement. It shares its boundaries with the Rabindra Sadan and was inaugrated by the legendary Satyajit Ray, who also designed the logo here. Not only is this a place for watching movies but it is also a famous hangout spot for all ages. The Annual Bengali Film Festival also takes place in the Nandan Complex. Regular cultural shows and movie premieres are also organized here.
Nandan is a government sponsored centre in the heart of Kolkata that was inaugurated by the state to cultivate film awareness. It has multiple screens for showcasing movies and it shares its boundaries with the Rabindra Sadan and Academy of Fine Arts. Rabindra Sadan is a cultural centre where one can always walk in by paying a minimal fee to watch a play. Nandan complex is the best place to spot the city’s intelligentsia, tollywood stars and the college crowd. Around the Nandan comlex one can also buy prints of paintings by famous Bengali Painters and terracotta items. To get an idea of the art scene in Kolkata one can simply walk and explore the area between Rabindra Sadan and Park Street area. I can assure you that one can easily spot around at least seven art galleries in this stretch.
Kishnaa Samana

317 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
entertainment
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Druk Air Corporation Limited - Kolkata

Druk Air Corporation Limited in Kolkata is one of the rare ways to get into Bhutan. For most of the tourists and foreigners, this is the place to head to if they have plans to go further east to the beautiful land of Bhutan. The tour arrangements can be made here at this attraction of the city. For people who want to take the aerial route to Bhutan from Kolkata, this place is a must visit.
The Druk Air (Bhutan's national carrier) flight, is the only way to fly into Bhutan from Kolkata, Bagdogra, New Delhi, Gaya, Guwahati and Mumbai. The flight rates quoted on the site are way too expensive for such short distances. Find a local travel agent and you'll get it for half the price. Another, much cheaper, option via road into Bhutan was through Phuentsholing in Bhutan, either via bus from Kolkata (18 hours) or from the Hasimara Railway Station (1hr). But since I was informed about the spectacular view of the Himalayas and the location of Paro's airport between the mountains, I decided to take the aerial route landing into one of the most difficult airports to fly into. With the plane zig-zagging through the peaks like a fighter craft, the flight itself was an experience. Another option available to fly in private owned airline called Tashi Airline or Bhutan airways.
Hameed Fazal

177 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Make arrangements to travel to Bhutan
Open Hours
Office hours
Budget
The budget to travel to Bhutan

Arsalan (Park Circus) - Kolkata

Wanna taste the best Kolkata's Biriyani!!? visit Arsalan.!!
athul balaji

16 Followers, 42 Reviews


Monginis Bakery - Kolkata

One of the oldest as well as the favourite bakeries of the city comes in the name of Monginis Bakery. Not only are the delicacies worth trying but also totally affordable on the pocket. From cakes to pastries and patties to a variety of confectionery items, there is so much to indulge in the shop. The best part? There are innumerable Monginis bakery shops around the corners of the city, so it is not difficult to reach one. The sweets here are also worth a try with only a pocket pinch of INR 7- INR 8.
Mongini's is one of my favorite bakeries, filled with cakes, pastries, and sweets of all kinds. Present in almost every street corner of Kolkata, Mongini's is extremely popular. The rasgullas and barfis for R. 7-8 are the best!
Arushi Dutt

698 Followers, 101 Reviews


Best time to visit
Whenever you want to enhance the taste buds
Things to do
Indulge is sweets and bakery items
Open Hours
11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Budget
INR 150-INR 200 for two

Kolkata Race Course - Kolkata

Next destination on my map was right in front of the Victoria! The Kolkata Race Club. The love for horses attracted me to this place. This turf club is said to be one of the oldest and biggest race courses in India.
Shreya Rathi

16 Followers, 14 Reviews


South Park Street Cemetery - Kolkata

I am the biggest coward you shall ever come across, but visiting this place was and always is a MUST-GO-TO place! Peace, calm, composed environment interspersed with nature at its best. Could I want anything else?
Shreya Rathi

16 Followers, 14 Reviews


Park Street area - Kolkata

Also known as the Mother Teresa Street, this was originally a burial ground and presently one of the most important places of Kolkata. This is also known as the 'Food street' or the 'Street which never sleeps'. This is the place where most of the oubs and restaurants of Kolkata are situated and has been an entertainment square of Kolkata for many years now. There are also a number of important buildings here such as the St. Xaviers' Church and College, the Asiatic Society Building, The South Park Cemetery and the 7th Century Aventist Church. The region stretches from Chowringee Road to Park Circus and is also a place which was a favourite during the British Era of Calcultta. You will still be able to see a lot of buildings of the British Era standing strong here. This place is such that you get the real essence of charming Kolkata here.
It is the hub for various famous hotels and restaurants including bluefox, barbeque, oasis, one step up, Yo China, Flury's, KFC, McD, and is filled with mansions including Queen's mansion and is one of the entertainment zone of the city as the night life is really happening.
Ruchi Jain

459 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Roads, landmarks
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

YWCA - Kolkata

YWCA Hostel which was built in 1925. Perfectly safe for travellers. Old colonial building with good atmosphere, airy verandas and tennis courts. Some rooms with bath (Rs 555) but doubles with shared bath have windows (Rs 305), dorm, all spotless, very friendly staff. Rates include breakfast, alcohol forbidden, a pleasant oasis in the city. A recommended for women travellers
ArunaLakshmi Ramu

251 Followers, 2 Reviews


Olypub - Kolkata

This is a famous bar and restaurant in the Park Street area of Kolkata. They probably serve the cheapest beer in the whole city. The ambience is cozy and comfortable and their meat steaks are superb. If you are shopping around Park Street, this is a very good place to grab a quick bite and wash it down with a mug of chilled beer.
Regular customers swear by this long-standing bar and eatery on Park Street. Olypub has managed to keep its grungy, rustic appeal that keeps its patrons coming back year after year. Go here for, arguably, the best beef steak in Kolkata, reasonably priced drinks, and a heavy dose of nostalgic banter drifting in from one of the nearby tables.
Nutan Lakra

153 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
dine- out
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Princep Ghat - Kolkata

This is simply a ghat on the banks of the Hooghly River in Kolkata. The memorial built here was in the memory of the great researcher and the honorable secretary of the Asiatic Society named James Princep. This memorial is surrounded by lush green gardens which is a famous hangout location of the city. The Princep Ghat is otherwise lined with beautiful benches right on the river side and there are also small food stalls here. During the evenings it gives you such a wonderful feeling when you are sitting on one of these benches and the water breeze brushes across your face.
Named after James Princep, an eminent orientalist, and built under the British Raj, Princep Ghat is a quaint getaway from Kolkata's sense-assaulting vibrancy. Perfect for evening walks along the banks of the Hooghly, this is the place for languid conversations and internal musings among the auburn setting Sun and the gray Hooghly waters.
Nutan Lakra

153 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Parks, gardens
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Prinsep Ghat - Kolkata

It is really a must place visit for all the nature lover's and photographers. The ambience is very serene and calm.
Ruchi Jain

459 Followers, 88 Reviews


New Market - Kolkata

New Market happens to be an important shopping center in Bhopal that lies in Madhya Pradesh. The market is close to TT Nagar and one can get some good deals on raw silk and fabrics, Chanderi silk and tussar. The Chanderi silk sarees are quite famous and one can get some very good varieties here at New Market. For everything else like cosmetics, footwear, clothing, perfumes, jewelry and accessories, bags and wallets and other such stuff, there are numerous stalls and shops here to browse through all day long.
Because shopping for tote bags, ethnic junk jewelry, cotton kurtas and everything that is sheer delight to eyes is a MUST. "Shoppers Paradise", and the best part is that no matter how much you buy, it won't burn a hole in your pocket. Unless you decide to buy a store, then god saves you *crackles*
Shreya Rathi

16 Followers, 14 Reviews


Best time to visit
Any time when you are in Bhopal.
Things to do
Chiffon sarees are also available here. You may want to purchase a few.
Open Hours
8 am to 8 pm all through the week.
Budget
You have to decide how much you wish to spend here and need to stick to it. The Chanderi silk items are expensive.

New Market Street - Kolkata

Kolkata is filled with places which are shining examples of the British Era. The New Market is not an exception. Earlier known as the Stuart Hogg Market or simply the Hogg Market this is one of the most popular markets of the city. The tower and the clock are symbols of the classic taste of the British during that time and the good park is that you get all that you want out here. The only talent you need to have is that of bargaining till you reach a satisfactory price.
One of the oldest and prime shopping destinations of Kolkata, New Market has some of the greatest fashions at the lowest prices. It's a bit further down than the main city of Kolkata, so it's best to go along with someone or in a small group.
Arushi Dutt

698 Followers, 101 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
shopping
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Aquatica - Kolkata

This is a water theme park in Kolkata and it is said that if you want to make your trip to the city memorable, this is place is an absolute not to miss. There are various water rides inside this park. The most exciting are the pool and black hole. In this you are let into a hole and you slide into the water inside the tunnel and find yourself on the ground floor. The level of water here is not very high and thus is perfect even for people who have hydrophobia. The Wet 'o' Wild is the latest attraction here for people who are a little more interested in adventure. The water level is a bit higher here and the huge pool is enough to hold many people at the same time. There is also an artificial sea beach here.
It's fun here. You can come along with your friends and have a gala time. The water rides are worth trying.
Ruchi Jain

459 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Things to do
water parks
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Rs 250 for adults (weekdays), Rs 300 for adults (weekends), Rs 175 for children (on weekdays), Rs 200 for children (on weekends)

Lalbazar More - Kolkata

Among the old Kolkata, one place that is worth the mention is Lalbazar More. The retail as well as wholesale shops in this area is what attracts so many locals and tourists to this place. Though, the place is over-crowded at all times, it is the essence of the British Kolkata that still compels people to check out without any hang ups. Some other attractions of the place are old historical residential buildings that are here from decades now. Do not forget to have hot milk here which is an experience in itself and quite tasty too! Overall, it is one of the things to do in Kolkata without any second thoughts.
It was Day two, Morning 7 am at Lalbazar. Lalbazar is known for his wholesale and retail shops. The streets over here is fully packed with People, Tram, Taxi, Buses and other vehicles. At Lalbazar you will get some Historic residential Buildings When you are at Lalabazar you cant go without drinking this Milk(Malai Marke). It was really hot and tasty. yummmmm
Dixit Motiwala

199 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
Early morning preferably before 7 AM
Things to do
Explore the place, Have Hot Milk
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Sun Yat Sen Street - Kolkata

If you are in Kolkata and still haven't taste the sea food you get in the Tiretti Bazaar, then you should rush today only. The Sun Yat Sen Street in the Tiretti Market Area is where you get the best and most authentic seafood. This street was made famous by the Chinese who came and settled here mainly for business purpose. You will enjoy this place at its best during an early morning walk when the street is lined with vendors selling authentic Chinese dim sums and steaming soups which are so light to the palette yet so flavorful. These piping delicacies during foggy winter mornings give the perfect start of a lazy day.
I decided to explore this place with my friends and cousins and the Sun Yat Sen Road (named after one of the greatest leaders of modern China), near Poddar Court, is more like a local farmer’s market of sorts with fresh catch, vegetables on either side of this small narrow street.
Ayandrali Dutta

439 Followers, 43 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
City tours, eat
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
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Hap Hing Company - Kolkata

Hap Hing Company also known as Hap Hing Co is an old provisional store that caters to all the Chinese requirements. The place was opened up in 1934 by Stela Chen with the aim of providing authentic Chinese taste and food products that was amiss in Kolkata at that time. This place is still renowned for these products not only among the Chinese people residing in the city but also those who are visiting Kolkata for the first time. Starting from homemade Chinese sauces to tea and from noodles to Chinese medicines, there is a whole lot of items that you can depend on this place for. Other items that one requires in the day to day activities is also available here at cheap rates.
Not to forget that visit to this market is incomplete without hopping into Hap Hing Co, a Chinese provisional opened in 1934 now run by Stela Chen ( she emphasises it’s Chen the Hakka way not Chan the Cantonese way) store sells an assortment of products that include authentic Chinese style homemade sauce, noodles, tea, medicines as well as other products of day-to-day necessity.
Ayandrali Dutta

439 Followers, 43 Reviews


Best time to visit
any time in Kolkata
Things to do
Indulge in Shopping
Open Hours
11:00 AM-8:00 PM
Budget
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Bara Bazar - Kolkata

Locally known as Lewduh, this is one of the oldest and largest traditional markets and trade center of the North East India. Most of the shopkeepers here are women and there are a number of monolithic idols of gods and goddesses out here. A number of religious ceremonies are performed here every year and this place is directly managed by the government authorities. The best thing you can shop from here are flat bamboo items such as mats, hats and other decoratives. It is suggested that you do not bargain much out here as the women are poor and they work really very hard with very low sales turnover due to the remote location.
After trotting non stop, my stomach made funny noises, and so I took myself out to Bara Bazaar, one of the biggest wholesale markets in India, and also the place with cheap priced lip smacking food. On Jagmohan Mullick Lane, the footpaths are covered with stalls of chaat vendors, and their pav-bhaaji is worth dying for! Sizzling hot butter right on top of mouth watering bhaaji made me lose all my table etiquettes, and eat like a crazed up person, who hasn't had meals for days! Right on the crossing of the road sits an old aged man, who sells Pani Puri and Jhalmuri - the things-you-should-eat-in-Kolkata, since 30 years. And he still hasn't lost the charm for sure!
Shreya Rathi

16 Followers, 14 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
shopping
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The Howrah Bridge - Kolkata

Also named as Rabindra Setu, this is the busiest bridge in the whole world. Made over the Hooghly river, the name was Howrah Bridge because it connected the city of Howrah with Kolkata. This bridge was set up in the year 1874 and is a cantilever truss bridge. The main feature and uniqueness of the Pride of Kolkata lies in the fact that this is a hanging bridge which was built without the use of a single nut or bolt. The sister bridges of this are the Vidyasagar Setu and the Vivekananda Setu which have been set up on various ports of the Hooghly River only.
Finally we reached the iconic bridge! There we had a pause for Nimbu Pani as the heat was getting unbearable. I took a few pics but wasn't satisfied, the silver bridge was stunning and my pictures weren't doing it justice.
Dixit Motiwala

199 Followers, 6 Reviews


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Things to do
Communication
Open Hours
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Jorasanko Takur Bari - Kolkata

There is hardly anyone who has not heard of Rabindra Nath Tagore and his immeasurable contribution to poetry and literature. Jorasanko Takur Bari also known as the House of the Thakur is where this famous personality had spent most of his life. There are more than 700 paintings in this house which attracts tourists. There are also manuscripts, books and antique items here that can be explored. The history and important events that this place reflects about Rabindra Nath Tagore is commendable. The sounds and lights is an add-on attraction that enhances the entire experience. The vicinity also includes Rabindra Bharti University which was made to impart education. You can also get a detailed knowledge about all the works done by the Father of Literature- Rabindra Nath Tagore when you visit this place.
Rabindranath Tagore was renowned for his contribution in field of poetry and literature. This was the place where he spend most of his life, so it is known as the Jorasanko Thakurbari or House of the Thakur/Tagore .People would be amazed to see 700 paintings, various manuscripts, collection of books and other etiquette items of him. People visiting this place would be spell bounded to see a show which describes history and important events in life of Tagore with effective sound and lights. This place has Rabindra Bharti university which was established to achieve excellence par in field of education. Visiting this place, you would get more updated with workings of `Father of literature’.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 132 Reviews


Best time to visit
During Light and Sound Shows
Things to do
Explore history and literature, Enjoy light and sound shows
Open Hours
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun: 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM (Bengali) (november to january) 7:00 PM - 7:40 PM (English) (november to january) 7:00 PM - 7:40 PM (Bengali) (february to june) 8:00 PM - 8:40 PM (English) (february to june) All timings are for light and sound shows
Budget
Free

Jorasanko - Kolkata

This is one of the most prominent and renowned Bengali residences that is known for its historical significance. The place is located on the northern part of the Rabindra Sarani Street which falls under the old Kolkata section. This place is also known as Jorasanko Rajbari that belonged to the famous Bengali family of Rajendra Narayan Roy. The verandas and terraces are beautifully designed in a colonial look and the delicate castrion grills are added attraction. There is no doubt that this is one of the enriched examples of the culture and history of the city and one that should be a part of places to visit in Kolkata.
The first of the prominent old Bengali residences as one moves northward along Rabindra Sarani (or Chitpur Road, the oldest road of Kolkata) is the Jorasanko Rajbari of the family of Rajendra Narayan Roy. It has a nice colonnaded front with verandas, terraces fitted with delicate castrion grills. In no other street is the synchronicity of the various chapters of Calcutta’s brief but colourful history so evident as in Chitpur, renamed Rabindra Sarani. Perhaps no other street can be as clearly demarcated as this into three distinct sections that are coloured by the cultures and lifestyles of its inhabitants. If we begin from Baghbazar, deep north, the stretch up to Ganesh Talkies bears an unmistakable Bengali stamp. From then onwards up to Mahatma Gandhi Road, it could be in the heart of Rajasthan. And the smell (of biryani and attar) and look of the third and last section are redolent of Islamic culture.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 132 Reviews


Best time to visit
Preferably during early evening
Things to do
Explore history
Open Hours
NA
Budget
Free

Nimtala Ghat Street - Kolkata

The Nimtala Burning Ghat or Nimtala Crematorium was set up in the year 1857 in the Beadon Street. This is an ordinary crematorium which is made famous due to the Memorial built for Rabindranath Tagore after his death. Tagore was cremated in this ghat.
This was founded in the year 1827 and great personalities like Rabindranath Tagore, Manik Bandopadhyay and many more had their last rites carried out here.I realized that in these busy streets also lies a place where a journey of a life ends passing on to a next journey of life again.
sreowshi sinha

119 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
City tours
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Ahiritola Launch Ghat - Kolkata

After shopping, trotting and eating I finally got on a haath rickshaw, that dropped me off at Bhootnath Mandir. Post worshiping Baba Bhootnath, I went on to board the launch from Ahiritola to Howrah Station. Boarding the launch for me has always been one of the most exciting modes of transportation!
Shreya Rathi

16 Followers, 14 Reviews


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